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  • 1. Understanding the Millennial Student
    Area Manager Training
    October 2008
    Presented by
    Gary Conner
    Director
    Student Lifestyle and Programming
  • 2. AGENDA
    Who are they?
    What are their characteristics?
    What are their expectations?
    How can you meet their expectations?
    How can you better communicate with them?
  • 3. When You Were Born Affects:
    VALUES (early years mold your values)
    ATTITUDES (values shape your attitude)
    CHOICES (attitude determine your choices)
    Actions (values, attitudes and choices shape actions)
  • 4. The Generational Cycle
    Represent people “moving through time” with a distinct image of themselves
    Each generation has a set of common beliefs and behaviors
    Each generation has a common location in history
  • 5. COMMON GENERATIONS
    GI/Veteran 1901 – 1924
    Silent/Traditionalist 1925 – 1942
    Baby Boomers 1943 - 1960
    Generation X 1961 - 1977
    Millennials 1977 - 2000
    2nd Wavers 2000 - ?
  • 6. WHO are the MILLENIALS?
    Children of late boomers and early GenXers
    “Babies on Board” of the early Reagan years
    “Have You Hugged Your Child Today” sixth graders of the early Clinton years
    Teens of Columbine
  • 7. What has SHAPED their times?
    Focus on children and family
    Scheduled, Structured Lives
    Multiculturalism
    Terrorism
    Heroism
    Patriotism
    Parent Advocacy
    Globalism
  • 8.
  • 9. Growing Up “Messages”
    Be smart – you are special (Nickelodeon, Baby Gap, Sports Illustrated for Kids)
    Leave no one behind (taught to be inclusive and tolerant of other religions and sexual orientations)
    MTV, VHI, USA TODAY
    Connect 24/7 (learned to be interdependent-on family, friends, and teachers)
    Achieve now! (right college, right preschool)
    Serve your community – think of the greater good
  • 10. MILLENIALS ARE:
    SPECIAL
    SHELTERED
    CONFIDENT
    TEAM-ORIENTED-from individual viewpoint
    ACHIEVING
    PRESSURED
    CONVENTIONAL
  • 11. MILLENIALS ARE SPECIAL
    Generation of “wanted” children
    Central to their parents’ sense of purpose
    Many Boomer parents delayed having children until financially secure
  • 12. MILLENIALS ARE SHELTERED
    Baby on Board signs were created for this generation
    Their well being has dominated legislation (child restraints, home products, movie/video ratings, campus security)
    Boomer parents tend to be over-protective
    Boomer parents find self definition in their children, wrestle with own mortality
  • 13.
  • 14. MILLENIALS ARE CONFIDENT
    Raised by parents believing in the importance of self-esteem
    Optimistic yet practical
    Hopeful of the future
    Enjoy strong connections with their parents (“Helicopter” or “lawnmower” parents)
  • 15. MILLENIALS ARE TEAM-ORIENTED
    They are used to being organized in teams
    They have spent much of their time working and learning in groups
    They have established tight peer bonds
    They are inclusive
    They have never shared a bedroom and are used to “me time.”
    They are somewhat self absorbed, even in a team situation
  • 16. MILLENIALS ARE ACHIEVING
    They are very much into setting and meeting goals
    They have the benefit of best-educated parents
    They are the smartest ever with rising proficiency in math, science and standardized tests
    They are subject to mandatory testing
  • 17. MILLENIALS ARE PRESSURED
    They are pushed to study hard
    They are pushed to succeed
    They are pushed to attend college
    They are pushed to choose careers that “pay off” nicely
    The pressure tends to manifest itself in angst, even depression at young age
  • 18.
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  • 20. MILLENIALS ARE CONVENTIONAL
    They identify with their parents’ values
    They feel close to their parents
    They are “rule followers” (if we give them clear rules they can understand)
    They accept authority-if they recognize it
    “Whatever” – passive approach to dissent
    Tend to be somewhat conservative in thought and action
  • 21. OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
    Technology and Multitasking are a way of life
    Trial and error is the key learning strategy (Nintendo logic)
    They are used to bits and bytes, flash and color
    They are racially and ethnically diverse
    They want their parents involved (really involved)
    There is zero tolerance for delays
  • 22.
  • 23. Ways to Equip Yourself for the Millennial Student
  • 24. WEB USAGE
    Informational vs. Transactional
    Our usage vs. Students’ usage
  • 25. ONLINE HABITS AND BEHAVIOR
    The younger the student, the more internet and computer savvy
    82% are online daily
    Average 12 hours per week
  • 26. THE CLASS OF 2009 ~ Preferences
    Information must be individually tailored
    Portability of information is critical
    Content must be dynamically generated
    ‘Lag Time’ is a foreign concept
    Web Surfing is passé
  • 27. QUICK FACTS
    Just 53% of students say they are optimistic about the future of the country-down 22% in five years.
    Students spend close to 13 hrs per week on the internet but only 4.5 on homework.
    Students list updates in technology as their number one concern for their schools and living areas.
  • 28. WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS INFORMATION?
    Know the students (be engaged)
    - trend watching; polls
    Determine your solution (connect)
    Does our web site compete?
    - mobility, uniqueness, interactivity
    Is it transferable to parents as information disseminating instrument?
  • 29. Interactivity
    Engage them with technology – teach and inform with content
    Extend customer service (FAQs, email, phone, instant messaging)
    Do not neglect conventional information dissemination!
  • 30. Summary…
    Comparison of Generations
    Millennial Students’ Expectations
    Understanding YOUR Students
    Areas of concentration for web sites:
    Mobility, uniqueness, interactivity
  • 31. QUESTIONS?
  • 32. CONTACT INFORMATION
    Gary Conner
    Director
    Student Lifestyle and Programming
  • 33. REFERENCES
    Generations
    Millenials Rising: The Next Great Generation
    Millenials Go To College
    “Look to the Web to Increase Recruitment”
    http://www.universitybusiness.com
    “The Information-Age Mindset, Changes in Students and Implications for Higher Education”, Jason L. Frand, EDUCAUSE Review
    “Understand the Millenial Generation to Manage Them Successfully”
    http://www.digitu.com/enews/012millenials.html
  • 34. REFERENCES
    “Managing the Millenials”
    http://www.generationsatwork.com
    “Whassup? A Glimpse Into the Attitudes and Beliefs of the Millenial Generation”
    http://www.collegevalues.org/seereview.cfm
    “Digital Community Colleges and the Coming of the ‘Millenials’”
    http://www.thejournal.com
    “The Millenial Generation Comes to College”
    http://www.itc.virginia.edu/fall02
    “Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Millenials: Understanding the New Students”, Diana Oblinger, EDUCAUSE Review
    “State of our Nation’s Youth-2008-2009;Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans